The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for January 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something found in a hutch. It can be any kind of hutch — a box for critters or a chest for dishes.… Continue Reading “Memories of the Past, #FlashFiction #MondayBlogs”
January 18, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes boots. Whose boots are they, where do they go and what is their significance? Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 23, 2018, to… Continue Reading ““Equality,” A Flash Fiction Memory”
December 7, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write what features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you. Respond by December 12, 2017, to be included in the compilation (published December 13). Rules are… Continue Reading ““The Gales of November,” A Haibun/Haiku”
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“Fairies do belong – In the magic of our hearts,” It was my grandmother who first alerted me to the fairies in our garden. Grandmother cultivated ferns of all descriptions and amongst them lived the fern fairies. My grandmother was…
Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! Time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading! Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.… Continue Reading “#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Memories”
Ronovan Writes at http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-prompt-challenge-rewind-7/#like-4383 came up with a great challenge this week. Our two words are: Pain and Peace If you want to refresh yourselves on a bit of Haiku in English, although you do not have to stick to that particular style of… Continue Reading “Pain & Peace”
My mother died when I was three years old, and my father was not capable of taking care of me. Having nowhere else to go, I lived with my elderly grandparents. I did not see my father often in those days. As a young… Continue Reading “Silver Memories”
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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won many awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.